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The Widow - Societe Brewing Co.

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The Widow
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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.68
pDev: 13.32%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Societe Brewing Co. visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian Strong Dark Ale |  9.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: DJButters on 05-27-2012)
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4.16/5  rDev +13%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Color is dark purple, smells like dark fruits with hints of burnt/roasted malts. A small head. Great Belgian ester flavor profile balanced beautifully with the dark malts. Despite being over 9% there is absolutely no alcohol flavor. Delicious. Overall seems like a great exemplification of the style.

Serving type: on-tap

02-23-2013 05:03:04 | More by BreweryRun
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On tap at the brewery – 06/20/2014
Full pour – 2nd Anny glass

A: Dark brownish burgundy color with some softer tones accentuating the borders of the glass. Pretty dense looking with no clearness to it. Topped with a thin and short-lived khaki froth. Fairly clean on the way down with minimal stick noted.

S: Smells of dark malts and plum like dark fruits. Plenty of juicy malt goodness here with some date sugars presently sweet. I get a very light dusting of Belgian yeast characterized by some banana and cardamom spices. Fairly nice and inviting.

T: Loads of dark fruity malts and dark sugars give notes of dried fig and prune followed by some understated yeasty notes. There is a hint of banana peel with a touch of clove and cardamom type spices there and it becomes almost vinous at times. I get some mild coffee roast hidden underneath with a low amount of actual bitterness to the beer. Finishes out with some earthy minerals and a warming alcohol spice. Well balanced and disguised that it be. Not too shabby for this Abby.

M: Thick and full bodied with a seemingly lower amount of carbonation. Light syrupy feel yet still maintains a decent froth on the tongue with a soft drying note at the finish. Warming with alcohol upon exhalation.

D: This Widow is sweet not bitter yet somewhat dark and mysterious. Not a bad take on the style but a pretty far reach from the greats. Societe always has great balance in their beers which holds true here but probably not one I would go for often.

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The Widow from Societe Brewing Co.
83 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.